Tremendous Tresind

Having opened it’s doors back in October 2014, Tresind has got a name for itself. Ranked 4.9/5 on Zomato UAE it’s not hard to see why this fine dining Indian restaurant sits above all the rest.

The word “Tresind” is a breakdown of French “Tres Bien” meaning very good as well as an abbreviation of Indian. Although no short cuts are taken when it comes to impressing their guests.

Tresind is on the 2nd floor of the stunning Nasima Royal Hotel and the restaurant is classified as fine dining. We have an early reservation which sees only ourselves and a few others occupying tables at the time. However this increases as the night goes on.

Over the next 3 hours we embark on a exploration of senses through Tresind’s Summer menu.

The plush leather high back seats are extremely comfortable. You know you’re in a fine dining restaurant when there is a full white linen table cloths. The background music matches the formal ambiance.IMG_6770The welcome scroll from the co-founder including a personalized note was such a touching gesture. I’ve never experienced such 5 star service before.IMG_6773When I saw the way the deconstructed pani puri shot was made with a solution of sodium algenate, I knew we were in for a great evening. The creativeness of Chef Himanshu Saini had already started to shine through as well as the attention to detail.

We enjoyed some fruity beverages during the evening. The ice berry blast was presented in a box like a treasure chest and another was a bubbling science project in a yard glass. Unfortunately I didn’t have the best lighting for the drink photos.IMG_6789This unusual looking salad served like a pot plant had stiff cos leaves poked into a bombay kachumber cream, with an olive crumble and crispy shards of ciabatta. Tasty!IMG_6797The chicken tikka carpaccio came resting on cling film, when pierced the smell of applewood smoke came wafting from underneath. I loved the sweetness against the acidic tamarind sauce brought out by the pomegranate seeds and lychees. A recommended dish.IMG_6798The tandoori style lamb chop served with a rosemary reduction and ghee roast potato was so soft that I bet it was cooked in a sous vide. Superb!IMG_6802This chicken, garlic, parsley and black pepper dish was so flavorful and served in a giant pestle. Don’t let the color of the dish put your off as it’s so tasty you’ll be begging for more.IMG_6806I got excited every time the trolley is wheeled to my table, as I wondered what type of masterpiece I will get to visually then literally get to sink my teeth into. This time it’s a 5oz blackmore wagyu which is cooked perfectly to my specification but I ask to have the extra fat removed. It’s sliced in front of us and placed on a bed of sauteed veg and served with a variation of Indian pickles, each with their own varying flavor.IMG_6811The sea bass recheado is also prepared at the table with the finishing touches as per the image below. Served in a very  cute and quirky way.IMG_6815The modernist chaat trolley is like a work of art. The waiter improvises his way around the trolley making an effortless masterpiece which I did not want to eat because it looked so damn pretty but at the same time I’m glad I did as there was such a flavor explosion in my mouth that I’ve been craving this ever since.IMG_6819The Australian lamb shank was my favorite dish of the evening served as a lamb biriyani. The chunks of meat just fell off the bone and the portion size is very large so would be the perfect dish for sharing.IMG_6826The channa bhatura is a Moroccan style chickpea dish cooked in an authentic tajine. The garnishes bring the dish to life with additional color and flavor.IMG_6828The first of three desserts to arrive was an icy pop made from tender coconut payasam, lavender honey and lemon sorbet.IMG_6832The daulat ki chaat was by far my favorite dish served with sohn papdi crumble and sprinkled with an edible 24 carat gold dust and decorated with rose petals.IMG_6833Unlike Farzi Cafe, I felt the service at Tresind was at a much more relaxed pace and I didn’t feel rushed. In fact we dined there for around 3 hours. Akash our server was ever so helpful in explaining everything to us and making sure we had a pleasant dining experience.

As the evening concludes I am content but also sad that this whole experience has come to an end. But the good news is there is loads of deals on to keep you and me going back again.

Tresind offers lunch deals
An exclusive 4-course lunch menu, perfect for those quick corporate lunches, starting from AED 145, Sunday to Thursday, every week.

This Ramadan Tresind is offering the following deal:
Enjoy the choicest selection of biryanis, curries, tajines and traditional Arabian inspired delicacies, with the unique Tresind twist for Iftar and Suhoor during the holy month of Ramadan. Priced at AED 200

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They also have a new branch of restaurant opening called Carnival by Tresind due to open in DIFC this July. Watch this space.

For reservations, call 043080440 OR 0564209754.

Tresind Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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